Rikki Rivera | Photographer » Wedding & Portrait Photography

A sunny engagement session in downtown and West Seattle with Seattleites, Marlyce and Seth.

We couldn’t have asked for a better, warmer day in February to celebrate the engagement of Marlyce and Seth. We squeezed through the crowds at Pike’s Place, warmly greeted by throwing fish. We tucked into their apartment just after that to rest our smiling faces and get ready for a run – them, not me, of course, that would’ve looked funny with my big camera in my face trying to run! They are so cute and it was so fun to talk about Seattle living and their running life. He proposed to her on a run, so you could say it’s a big part of who they are and will even be included in their wedding – so exciting!

Thanks Marlyce and Seth for having me document this time for you. You’re both quite an inspiration in your active life and as a couple. I am very much looking forward to your wedding in just a few short weeks! I’m going to go run now.

  • Marlyce + Seth | Seattle Wedding - March 31, 2017 - 7:11 pm

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